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Challenge #310: Maintenance Schedule

AYXAcademy
Alteryx
Alteryx

A solution to last week’s challenge can be found here.

 

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This week we have a data restructuring challenge regarding equipment maintenance schedules. Imagine that you’ve been tasked with creating an Excel spreadsheet which reports the days on which a truck was in the shop for service. Currently the data are structured such that there are multiple records per truck ID, a date-in value and a date-out value, and a “pattern” variable to indicate on which days the truck was actually being serviced.

 

A large shipping firm has a fleet of thousands of trucks (though the data for this challenge is provided for only two trucks). The company’s management needs the maintenance history for every truck, placing a 0 or a 1 in the column for every date - beginning at the earliest date in the data and continuing to the latest date – on which the truck was being serviced.

 

The In-Date and the Out-Date variables indicate the start and end date of the period of time within which the truck was taken off line for service, but not necessarily serviced on each and every day within that span of time. The “Pattern” value indicates which days within the indicated time span that the truck actually received service.

 

The “Pattern” variable is a string variable in the form of “123.567” or “…456.” or “……7” or any such variation, where the number corresponds to the weekday (with a “1” indicating “Monday” and a “2” indicating a “Tuesday” etc.) and the periods within the pattern indicating a day when the truck was not being serviced. So, for example, if a pattern value is “12.4567” then we know it was in the garage for every day of the week, except for Wednesday. More, a value of “12345..” indicates that the truck had the weekend off.

 

Hint: This challenge can be solved with and without the use of a macro

Kenda
15 - Aurora
15 - Aurora
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Date-Time Parse KReW & Generate Rows to the rescue! 

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RolandSchubert
16 - Nebula
16 - Nebula
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Decided to solve  without macro

joelmiller66
8 - Asteroid
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binuacs
17 - Castor

  

binuacs
17 - Castor
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patrick_digan
17 - Castor
17 - Castor
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Luke_C
16 - Nebula
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chiomaisaiah
6 - Meteoroid

 

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Solved without a macro

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EW
11 - Bolide

This one is fun!  Here's my non-macro solution:

 

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